Guinness Storehouse announces new behind-the-gates tour offering ‘ultimate Guinness experience’
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Guinness Storehouse announces new behind-the-gates tour offering ‘ultimate Guinness experience’

THE GUINNESS Storehouse has unveiled plans for a new tour experience exploring the past, present and future of the iconic St. James's Gate brewery in Dublin.

The new premium tour will see visitors taken through the unique history of brewing the iconic Irish stout.

From January 17, 2020, the storehouse will be offering the new two-hour premium tours allowing guests the chance to follow in Arthur Guinness’s footsteps through the historic railway lines and cobbled stones of one of Ireland’s most beloved tourist hotspots.

The tours will start where it all began, with Arthur Guinness in 1759, learning about the historic lease Arthur signed for 9,000 years and all about his humble beginnings when he arrived in Dublin.

In addition to learning about the family history, guests will be shown some of the oldest parts of the site, visiting the 200-year-old Vat Houses where Guinness was matured for months before being sent to the four corners of the world.

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They will be among the few outside visitors to go inside the Roast House, where Guinness's barley is roasted to 232 degrees Celsius.

Walking among the tracks of the old railway lines, Beer Specialists will be on hand to lead discussions on the social history of the Guinness brewery and the impact it had on Dublin and the world.

Looking towards the future, visitors will be shown how brewing on-site has evolved, from the types of beers brewed and methods used, to the equipment and brewhouses that were, and are still, in operation.

The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin's most popular tourist spots

Among the very few visitors that get to see the inner workings of Guinness production, guests will head into the Roast House, which will provide a first-hand perspective on the art and science of roasting barley, the secret behind the unique aroma and flavour in every pint of Guinness.

Guests will then journey through the legendary underground passenger tunnel to reach the furthest end of the brewery site, Brewhouse 4.

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Only the fourth Brewhouse to be constructed at St. James's Gate in over 250 years, Brewhouse 4 shows just how vast the Guinness operation is today as one of the largest, most efficient breweries in the world.

The tour finishes with a guided food and beer tasting with limited-edition brews, not found anywhere else in the world, at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Guinness's on-site experimental brewery.

To conclude, participants of the Guinness Brewery Tour will all receive a special gift to commemorate the experience and a voucher for 20% off walk-up adult admissions at the Guinness Storehouse with 10% off at the Retail Shop and 10% off in 1837 Bar & Brasserie and Brewers' Dining Hall.

Tickets are €95 per person for the two-hour tour and can be purchased here.